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Morgan Moroney (he/him) is an award-winning lighting and video designer working across theatre, opera, dance and installation. Growing up on Kaurna land, he currently lives and works primarily on Gadigal land. He brings a distinct multidisciplinary approach to his practice, with a particular fascination for integrated-media live performance.

A graduate of NIDA, Morgan received the 2020 APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his design on Ghosts (NIDA). Morgan has been nominated three times for a Sydney Theatre Award in Best Independent Lighting Design, winning in 2023 for Collapsible (essential workers). He won the 2023 APDG Award in Lighting Design for Cleansed (Redline Productions). In 2024, Morgan was the recipient of the Michael Northen Award for emerging Lighting Designers, administered by the Association for Lighting Production and Design in the UK.

Morgan’s work as Lighting Designer includes Saplings (ATYP), Shitty (Belvoir 25A) Inferno (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra), Girls in Boys’ Cars (NTofP), Suddenly Last Summer and Clyde’s (Ensemble), The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia National Tour), Shack (ATYP) and Anatomy of a Suicide (Sugary Rum Productions). His video design work includes A Letter for Molly and Still Unqualified (Ensemble). Morgan’s recent collaborations as Lighting and Video Designer include: Collapsible, which he also co-directed, CAMP (Siren Theatre & WorldPride) and A Practical Guide to Self-Defence (Merrigong & NTofP).

In March 2022, Morgan worked with Nick Schlieper as Assistant Lighting Designer for The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia).
Morgan was also awarded the inaugural NIDA X Storytelling Futures grant. His upcoming productions for 2024 include Nayika: A Dancing Girl (Belvoir), Dido & Aeneas (Pinchgut Opera) and The Turn of the Screw (Hayes Theatre Co). Morgan is one half of independent theatre contingent essential workers

Morgan is represented by HLA Management.
E: natalie.stewart@hlamgt.com.au or morgan@morganmoroney.com


WINNER | Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production 2023
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Collapsible (Redline & essential workers)

WINNER | Michael Northen Award for Lighting Design 2023
Association for Lighting Production and Design, UK

WINNER | Event Engineering Lighting Design Award 2023
Australian Production Design Guild, for Cleansed (Redline & Maximillian Brown)

WINNER | NIDA X Storytelling Futures Grant 2022
National Insitute of Dramatic Art, for Collapsible

WINNER | Emerging Designer for Live Performance 2021
Australian Production Design Guild, for Ghosts (NIDA 2020)


NOMINATION | Event Engineering Lighting Design  Award 2023
Australian Production Design Guild, for Anatomy of a Suicide (Sugary Rum & Chopt Logic)

NOMINATION | Best Independent Lighting Design 2022
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Cleansed (Redline & Maximillian Brown)

NOMINATION | Best Independent Lighting Design 2021
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Significant Other (New Theatre)


Spotlight on Morgan Moroney’s journey from NIDA to award-winning Lighting Design - NIDA

Process Interview - Australian Production Design Guild

Conjuring the Intangible: Reflections on process from a Lighting Designer -
ADSR Zine, March 2022

Lighting and Video Designer’s Future Shines Bright
- Department for the Arts & NIDA

upcoming projects


NAYIKA: A DANCING GIRL dir. Nithya Nagarajan & Liv Satchell | Lighting Designer  
Belvoir | Upstairs Theatre

DIDO & AENEAS dir. Lucy Clements  | Lighting Designer  
Pinchgut Opera | City Recital Hall

THE TURN OF THE SCREW (opera) dir. Craig Baldwin  | Lighting Designer  
Hayes Theatre Co & Craig Baldwin | Hayes Theatre 

THE QUEEN’S NANNY dir. Priscilla Jackman  | Lighting Designer  
Ensemble Theatre

COLDER THAN HERE dir. Janine Watson  | Lighting Designer  
Ensemble Theatre

selected credits


SHITTY dir. Zoë Hollyoak | Lighting Designer  
Belvoir 25A & essential workers | Downstairs Theatre

SAPLINGS dir. Abbie-Lee Lewis | Lighting & co-Set Designer 
ATYP / Sydney Festival | Rebel Theatre

THE DRY dir. Harley Mann  | Lighting Designer  
Circa Cairns | Cairns Performing Arts Centre


COLLAPSIBLE by Margaret Perry | co-Director, Lighting & co-Video Designer
essential workers / Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

INFERNO dir. Constantine Costi | Lighting & co-Set Designer  
Brandenburg Orchestra | Casula Powerhouse

TRACK WORKS (opera) dir. Clemence Williams | Lighting Designer
BBT Theatre Company | Mortuary Train Station

GIRLS IN BOYS CARS dir. Priscilla Jackman | Lighting Designer  
National Theatre of Parramatta | Lennox Theatre

MR. BAILEY’S MINDER dir. Damien Ryan | Lighting Designer  
Ensemble Theatre

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER dir. Shaun Rennie | Lighting Designer
Ensemble Theatre

CLYDE’S dir. Darren Yap | Lighting Designer
Ensemble Theatre

THE NUTCRACKER dir. Elsie Edgerton-Till | Lighting Designer 
Australian Chamber Orchestra | ACO Neilson Theatre

JALI dir. Oliver Twist | Lighting & Set Designer  
SOHO Theatre, London (return season)

CAMP dir. Kate Gaul | Lighting & Video Designer  
Siren Theatre Co, Seymour Centre & Sydney WorldPride | Reginald Theatre

KAIROS dir. & chor. Meryl Tankard | Associate Video Designer  
Sydney Festival 2023 & FORM | Carriageworks Bay 20

MAUREEN: HARBINGER OF DEATH | Associate Lighting Designer  
Adelaide Festival, LD: Nick Schlieper


THE BARBER OF SEVILLE dir. Priscilla Jackman | Lighting Designer  
Opera Australia | National Tour 2022-23

CLEANSED dir. Dino Dimitriadis | co-Lighting Designer  
Maximillian Brown & Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE dir. Shane Anthony | Lighting Designer  
Sugary Rum, Chopt Logic & Seymour Centre | Reginald Theatre

SHACK dir. Hayden Tonazzi | Lighting Designer  
Australian Theatre for Young People | Rebel Theatre

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SELF-DEFENCE dir. Dom Mercer | Lighting & Video Designer  
NTofP & Merrigong | Lennox & Bruce Gordon Theatres

ART + INFORMATION dir. Kate Gaul | Set, Lighting & Video Designer  
Seymour Centre & USYD | Reginald Theatre

JALI dir. Oliver Twist | Lighting & Set Designer  
Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre & national tour

BEING HERE NOW & UH OH (Dance Double Bill) | Lighting Designer  
Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

A LETTER FOR MOLLY dir. Ursula Yovich | Video Designer  
Ensemble Theatre

STILL UNQUALIFIED dir. Janine Watson | Video Designer  
Ensemble Theatre

PPY22: REVEALED | co-Lighting Designer  
Sydney Dance Company | Carriageworks Bay 20

MAUREEN: HARBINGER OF DEATH | Associate Lighting Designer  
Rising Festival & Darwin Festival,  LD: Nick Schlieper

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR dir. Simon Phillips | Assistant Lighting Designer  
Opera Australia,  LD: Nick Schlieper


JAGGED LITTLE PILL AU | Assistant Video Designer  
GWB Entertainment | Theatre Royal

SIGNIFICANT OTHER dir. Hayden Tonazzi | Lighting Designer  
New Theatre

THE CONSTRUCT dir. Zebastian Hunter | Lighting Designer  
Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot | Bruce Gordon Theatre

OUTDATED dir. Mark Kilmurry  
co-Video Designer | Ensemble

OTHELLO & THE TEMPEST dir. Damien Ryan | Lighting Associate  
Sport for Jove | York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

CLAUDEL dir. Wendy Beckett chor. Meryl Tankard | Video Associate  
Tinderbox | Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

ERNANI dir. Sven-Eric Bechtolf | Video Associate |
Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala | Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre


GHOSTS dir. Priscilla Jackman | Lighting & Video Designer  
NIDA | Reg Grundy Studio

ANTIGONICK dir. Zoë Hollyoak | Lighting & Video Designer  
NIDA | Space Theatre

AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS dir. Liam McIlwain | Lighting Designer
NIDA | Space Theatre

THE CAT dir. Amelia Burke | Lighting Designer
NIDA | Space Theatre

EVERYBODY dir. Gabriel Fancourt | Lighting Designer  
Cross Pollinate & bAKEHOUSE | King's Cross Theatre

PIT dir. Mikala Westall | Lighting Designer  
sandpaperplane | Old 505 Theatre

TALKBACK dir. Elise Wilson | Video Designer  
sandpaperplane | Blue Room Theatre

DAVIDDAVIS@ dir. Andrew McInnes (staged workshop) | Lighting Designer
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop

NOISE (audiovisual installation) | co-Designer & Producer  
Articulate Project Space


FAUST dir. Sam Trotman | Lighting Designer  
NIDA | Space Theatre

A RESPECTABLE WEDDING dir. Tait De Lorenzo | Lighting Designer  
NIDA | Space Theatre

MARAT/SADE dir. Gavin Robins & John Bashford | Video Designer  
NIDA | Studio Theatre

HAMLET - A NEWER AUSTRALIAN PLAY dir. Riley Spadaro | Video Designer  
ban shakespeare | Bondi Pavilion Theatre & here we are @ AGNSW

THIS BITTER EARTH dir. Riley Spadaro | Associate Lighting Designer  
New Theatre

2018 - preceding

EX MACHINA dir. Finn Caldwell | Video Associate
NIDA | Space Theatre

Photo by Andrew Fraser


I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians
of the land on which I live and work, and pay my respect to Elders past and present.
Sovereignty was never ceded.

© 2024 | morgan@morganmoroney.com

I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, and pay my respect to Elders past and present.
Sovereignty was never ceded.